542 Paddyfield Pipit

The Paddyfield Pipit or Oriental Pipit (Anthus rufulus) is about 15 cm long passerine with streaked grey-brown upperparts and breast, pale underside, dark bill, long tail, and long legs. It is found as a resident breeder in cultivations, scrubs, and grasslands of southern Asia. It builds cup-shaped nest out of grass on the ground and sometimes covers it with a dome using more grass and leaves. The female lays 3-4 eggs that are greenish ground-colored and speckled with brown dots.